It is always the greatest honor to photograph our close friends' weddings, so we naturally were looking forward to Jeralyn and Matt's wedding for quite some time. Jeralyn and I met a few years ago at The Valley News where we both work, (around the time when I started stealing her snacks and we bonded over just about everything) and the four of us became friends soon after. I loved being able to help Jeralyn plan her wedding through the process when she'd peek her head into my little office and we'd discuss invites, flowers, family, and how we could balance the wedding rings on their dog, Liza's nose to create the perfect detail shot (we're still working on that one).
While Jeralyn and Matt now call Vermont home, they chose the prettiest place in Connecticut, Wood Acres Farm in Terryville, to have their ceremony and reception. We fell in love with the peaceful venue, their easy-going group of family and friends, and with the perfect weather they ordered up for their day!
Some of our favorite parts of the day:
*As a newspaper editor, it was only fitting that Jeralyn would design her own program to be a miniature newspaper- printed at her work!
*Everyone was incredibly low key and laid back (and super sweet!), but always on schedule.
*As a horse-person, I loved the Shire, Sunday, that pulled Jeralyn and her father, Harry, to the wedding (which made everyone, including me, cry), and then helped Jeralyn and Matt get away from the adoring crowd after the ceremony. Sunday then provided all the guests with rides in the beautiful carriage during cocktail hour.
*Jeralyn's 88-year-old grandmother, Betty, played the role of the flower girl, escorted by Jeralyn's twin brother, Greg, who was the ring bearer (and took his role VERY seriously, locking the rings in his bedroom safe until the last possible minute).
*THE SPARKLER EXIT! This was our first time photographing sparklers in weddings and now we want them at every wedding.